Libby Lane Becomes First Female Bishop of Church of England
Reverend Libby Lane, 48, became the first Church of England female bishop after being consecrated during a ceremony at York Minster. It was only last November that the Church passed legislation allowing women bishops after decades of debate. Lane was made the new Bishop of Stockport in front of more than 1,000 people during the two-hour ceremony, which was met with lengthy applause. There was only brief opposition during before the ceremony when rev Paul Williamson stepped forward to oppose the change shouting it was "not in the Bible." The Church of England spokesman reported his was "a lone voice protesting and a sea of voices affirming."
By Jordan Moses
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